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Strong quake causes panic in Myanmar

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A powerful earthquake struck central Myanmar on Sunday, sparking panic in the country's second-largest city as terrified residents fled shaking buildings, witnesses said. 

Photo illustration shows the Buddhist university in Mandalay, Myanmar's second largest city. A powerful earthquake struck central Myanmar on Sunday, sparking panic in Mandalay as terrified residents fled shaking buildings, witnesses said.

The shallow 6.6-magnitude quake hit around 117 kilometres (72 miles) north of Mandalay at a depth of just 10 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said. It initially put the magnitude of the quake at 7.0.

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